Motherhood

A First Time Mom’s Guide to Surviving Baby Battles (or just eat the damn puffs!)

I’m a first time mom (FTM) and just like any parent, veteran or not, we have the good days and the bad. The days you feel like you are the elite parent whose child slept for nine hours last night, and then the next day you’re knocked off your high horse when your child starts clinging to you and screaming for no apparent reason. No, wait. There might be a Wonder Week for that. If you...

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Guest Posts

Oh The Stories I Will Tell Your Kids!

You know what I love about having guest posts on the blog? You start to meet a lot of great people. You start to find new voices that make you cry, make you think, make you wonder, and make you laugh. I love Tiffany's voice and I when I read this post I laughed out loud and thought, this is someone I could get drinks with. Cheers!

Oh, the stories I'll tell your kids

Sitting on the front porch...

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Guest Posts

5 Vital House Rules for When the Baby Is Teething

Yet another great guest post this week! Mariah's sense of humor is one that I can relate to and I'm sure you will too! She brings a sense of honesty that I think we can identify with and I am thrilled to have her words on the blog today. I wish I had some social media links for you to catch  more snippets of her life but that's not her thing these days.

1. Play them where they lie.
Oh,...

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Guest Posts

Pros and Cons to Having a Furry Big Sister

I met Liz not too long ago in an awesome mom blogging group. I was excited to see that she had a post to share for It Takes a Village. I am a HUGE dog lover. If you haven't figured that out already, check out my Instagram for some dog lovin photos. I was immediately drawn to Liz's post as a fellow dog lover. It's pretty amazing how pets become an extended part of your family. They can become...

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Just for Fun, Motherhood

5 Parent Dream Moments for Instagram Gone Wrong

I remember when we were trying to get pregnant, my husband and I were incredibly aware of parents walking around with their kids. I remember seeing the mom with her new baby, holding him in the restaurant, while he slept away in her arms. I remember seeing the dad at the lake with his toddler, probably showing him how to fish for the first time. Remember when you were pregnant for the first...

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Motherhood

Rites of Passage for the First Time Parent

It hit me. When parents say they feel like they're losing their mind, they're serious. I felt like I finally understood what they meant as I became a first time parent. One morning, I realized that I sort of started looking forward to seeing if my baby had any boogers in his nose when he woke up in the mornings. Enter husband's unsolicited comment. My husband said I was losing it. Then, the...
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